Green Island for Kids
Green Island is a perfect destination for families. In one destination located so close to the mainland you can have the ultimate family getaway for a reef and rainforest experience.
Water activities equipment including snorkelling gear and kayaks are available for hire on the beach and can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family.
Lifeguard patrolled beaches are an important safety feature. Children over 12 years of age will definitely want to check out the Snuba Doo and Seawalker activities or try their hand at some other water sports such as windsurfing.
Let the kids get a closer look at the marine life under the water and go on the search for Nemo from the safety of a Glass Bottom Boat tour.
Don’t forget to amaze them with the fact that the world’s first Glass Bottom boat was used on Green Island in 1937.
For a little more adventure, take them under the sea with a restful and calm trip on the Submarine tour.
You all get a chance to be seated in air-conditioned comfort on the vessel which can take up to 27 people.
A chance to sit and relax for parents, and the chance to create family memories as you look in awe at the marine life and colourful coral in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Things to do for Kids on Green Island
Marineland Melanesia is a must for families and will give kids endless school project ideas.
The kids can see Cassius the 5.5 metre crocodile – Guinness Record holder for world’s largest captive crocodile, watch the daily crocodile feeding shows, be amazed at the cool collection of nautical art and artefacts, or be the ultimate adventurer by taking an Instagrammable photo holding a baby crocodile.
Rainforest Walks are a great way to spend time together as a family and learn a little more about the amazing planet we call home.
The boardwalks that wind their way through the rainforest offer a gentle walking trail and are pram/stroller friendly.
The colourful interpretive signs and centre are also a delight for young and old. Walks can be guided or self-led.
Activities abound, but perhaps the perfect way to create enduring family memories is simply to take the young ones and spend some time playing on the beach out on the Great Barrier Reef.
Sandcastles, ball games, and splashing in the shallows will lead to laughter and smiles that you will remember forever.
Stay on Green Island
The Green Island Resort and its amenities including the swimming pool are also available to families looking to extend their visit or can be included in a tour option.
Also available are change rooms, coin-operated lockers, refreshments, and dining.
Stay overnight to feel like your family has escaped to island life and be sure to take the kids to stargaze in the night sky over the Great Barrier Reef.